Teamgroup launch T-Force CARDEA II and PD400: new SSD with M.2 NVMe and external configurations
The manufacturer of solid storage devices, Teamgroup, has just launched two new models to expand its extensive catalog. On the one hand, we have the Teamgroup T-Force CARDEA II, which is an NVMe SSD with high file transfer rates and with a most striking red color sink. And, on the other hand, we have the PD-400, which is a portable SSD that works through the USB 3.1 interface of the motherboard, also with good file transfer rates.
It is an NVMe SSD that is designed to use the PCIe 3.0 bus on the motherboard. Which is not an obstacle so that it can not be used on a motherboard with the PCIe 4.0 bus, like the one used by the new AMD X570 motherboards that will hit the market in just over 2 weeks. The only thing is that using it on a motherboard with that type of bus will not give us a higher rate of file transfer.
The new model will be produced with capacities ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB. Each of these capabilities has different specifications:
* 256 GB : up to 3,000 MB / s in reading and up to 1,000 MB / s in sequential writing. Up to 180K random read IOPS and 150K IOPS in random write. The maximum life of your NAND Flash memory cells is 380 TBW. * 512 GB : up to 3,400 MB / s in reading and up to 2,000 MB / s in sequential writing. Up to 180K random read IOPS and 150K IOPS in random write. The duration of your NAND Flash memory cells is 800 TBW. * 1 TB : up to 3,400 MB / s in reading and up to 3,000 MB / s in sequential writing. Up to 180K IOPS in reading and 160K IOPS in random writing. Its duration is estimated around 1,665 TBW.
It is clear that it is an NVMe SSD with quite high performance. Features that will always be maintained to the maximum thanks to the use of an aluminum dissipator, manufactured only in red color, which the manufacturer says is capable of lowering the operating temperature by about 10 ° C.
For its part, the Teamgroup PD-400 is a SSD with a size and a very contained weight, with dimensions of 83.1 x 65.5 x 13.2 mm and a weight of only 100 grams. It will be sold in three models of different capacities: 240, 480 and 960 GB, and all three capacities have the same specifications regarding file transfer rates : 430 MB / s for reading and 420 MB / s for writing. To connect to the PC it uses a USB-C port and it needs to be connected to a USB 3.1 Gen1 port in order to reach the maximum rates of file transfers.
An interesting feature of this Teamgroup portable SSD is that it is a model that is certified to withstand both dust and water (IP-66 specification), while being resistant to impacts and pressures equivalent to 1,000 Kg.
For the time being, Teamgroup has not provided data on when it plans to start commercializing these new storage devices, as well as the price that each of the versions and their different capacities will have.